Sep 9, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Department of Athletics will debut a four-mile road race this November that will be the first running event to finish on the 50-yard-line of Ohio Stadium.

The inaugural Ohio State Four-Miler, a four-mile run / walk that will celebrate football and fitness, will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 on the Ohio State campus. The race will be limited to the first 5,000 entrants.

The Ohio State Four-Miler – which will begin near Ohio Stadium and feature a four-mile tour of the OSU campus — will be a Buckeye-themed celebration featuring former Ohio State football and basketball players, Brutus Buckeye, the OSU pep band and a post-game tailgate party that will feature a rally to sing “Carmen Ohio.”

Participants will receive a long-sleeved technical race shirt and an Official Finisher’s Medal that will feature an iconic image related to OSU football.

“With the expertise of M3S in the racing space, the loyalty and passion of the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer ‘Cruisers’ and the strength of the multi-media rights partnership between Ohio State and IMG College, the Ohio State Four-Miler is a great example of how partnership in the community can create unique and exciting opportunities for Buckeye fans,” said Ray DeWeese, General Manager for Ohio State IMG Sports Marketing.

The Ohio State Four-Miler will be produced by the Ohio State Department of Athletics, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, M3S Sports and IMG College, the university’s multimedia rights partner.

“I hope you join us and become a part of a winning team in the fight against cancer,” said Lisa Cisco, founder of the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer. “It is a powerful feeling of hope when the Buckeye Nation unites for a common cause … together we can make a difference!”

“We are proud to partner with The Ohio State University and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to produce a four-mile running and walking event that celebrates the healthy, active lifestyle and our community’s love for Ohio State,” said David Babner, race director for M3S Sports. “Finishing the race on the 50-yard line will be a special moment for all of our participants.”

A portion of the proceeds of the Ohio State Four-Miler will benefit the Urban & Shelley Fund For Cancer Research, a general cancer research support fund dedicated to advancing cancer research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Registration for the Ohio State Four-Miler is now open. Early registration is $40 for the general public and $30 for OSU students. Visit for more information.